Police union leaders in New York City called for a boycott of all Dunkin’ Donuts after a worker at a Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins in the city refused service to two NYPD detectives last Friday, The New York Post reported.
According to The Post, a Brooklyn Dunkin’ Donuts clerk told two NYPD officers, “I don’t serve cops.”
President of the Detectives Endowment Association Michael Palladino, who is leading a boycott, said it was discrimination against law enforcement and was “disgraceful and it should not go unattended.”
Palladino went on to say, “I assume it is an isolated incident. Nevertheless, Dunkin’ Donuts corporate should issue an apology to the NYPD and until that happens, I have asked detectives and their families to refrain from patronizing the stores.”
Palladino also took a swipe at New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who tends to find himself at odds with rank and file cops.
“Political leaders in this city have encouraged this type of behavior by constantly demonizing cops and pushing their decriminalization agenda,” he said.
“It’s time for the same politicians to step up, take some responsibility and condemn what occurred.”
The workers at the Brooklyn Dunkin’ Donuts argue that the detectives were standing at the wrong counter, and it was a busy time of the day.